open for business. so it is a really, really tough situation out there. for those lucky enough to get to the pump, actually paying for their gas is another concern. >> i just spent $30,000 getting my home repaired and it is all gone. >> we have nothing. no credit cards. nothing in our bank accounts. $15 in my pocket. nowhere to go. no electricity tryst. no food. no gas. >> look at gas all day what do you think we'll be talking about and looking at? >> well i think what we'll talk about in large part things like the jobs numbers, consumer confidence, going up. manufacturing. i think people do have a sense that the economy is in the course of recovery although it is much slower than they would like. i think that overwhelming sense is quite critical, martha. people also look back and also true when you look at the polls, they still say that the depth of economic recession was due to the policies of president bush and people say well, when today. just getting gas now. >> i've been in this lane hour and a half waiting to get to one of these pumps. i'm hoping i get up there and they say no gas. martha: boy, requires a lot of just, you know, patience, that people are running out of and understandably so. you heard that woman in just a desperate situation. rick leventhal knows this better than any of us right now because he has been there talking to the people about all this. he is in hard-hit, are they going to start blaming bush and blame obama. martha: do they care about that on policy level, would be my question, juan? mary katherine, maybe you take this on. i really think it goes back to the individual economic experience for every single voter out there. >> yeah. i think a lot of this is a gut feeling. i'm on the trail in ohio, i think one of the reasons that obama's seeing people leave his camp is because this message of let's keep doing what we're doing, it hasn't worked that well, not feeling in your lives.